14:30 Newbury 21 Apr 2017

Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd Silver Bar Handicap (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Winner £16,172 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: Low

2

2m 2f

Good to Firm (Good in places)

Weather: View Course Guide

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
Data quality76%
Position
1 (3)
2774/46
iT
Black, white, yellow, grey and brown hoops (J Byrne, P Conway, L Bolingbroke)

Warrior Of Light (IRE)  78 

b g High Chaparral - Strawberry Fledge (Kingmambo)

6 9-12
97
6 9-12
97

Consistent for David Lanigan in 2015 (10-12f). Sold for just 13,000 gns in October but creditable fourth at Meydan in January. Not in same form next time, though.

Consistent for David Lanigan in 2015 (10-12f). Sold for just 13,000 gns in October but creditable fourth at Meydan in January. Not in same form next time, though.

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Warrior Of Light Score: 415

2
2 (1)
331081-
iT
Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, armlets and cap (Ben & Sir Martyn Arbib)

Star Rider 175 (86J) 

gr m Cape Cross - Starfala (Galileo)

5 9-10 p
95
5 9-10 p
95

Stays very well, winning marathon events at Goodwood and Newmarket last season. Didn't progress over hurdles after making a winning debut but much respected back in this sphere.

Stays very well, winning marathon events at Goodwood and Newmarket last season. Didn't progress over hurdles after making a winning debut but much respected back in this sphere.

Star Rider Score: 355

3 (4)
063024/
iT
Black, orange seams and sleeves, black cap (The Horse Watchers)

Farquhar (IRE)  601 

ch g Archipenko - Pointed Arch (Rock Of Gibraltar)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Quickly made up into a useful performer in 2014 for Peter Chapple-Hyam and several good efforts in defeat the following year. Off 20 months but worth a market check on debut.

Quickly made up into a useful performer in 2014 for Peter Chapple-Hyam and several good efforts in defeat the following year. Off 20 months but worth a market check on debut.

Farquhar Score: 360

4 (7)
1319-95
iT
Royal blue, white hoops, maroon sleeves and cap (McNeill Family)

Oceane (FR)  27 

b g Kentucky Dynamite - Zahrana (Zamindar)

5 9-7 p
92
5 9-7 p
92

Won competitive handicaps at Ascot and York (unlucky not to score at Goodwood in between) last season. Unsuited by emphasis on speed both starts on the AW this year and much better expected now.

Won competitive handicaps at Ascot and York (unlucky not to score at Goodwood in between) last season. Unsuited by emphasis on speed both starts on the AW this year and much better expected now.

Oceane Score: 365

5 (2)
70209-7
iT
Emerald green, pink hoops, white sleeves, pink cap (Mr Paul Downing)

Havana Beat (IRE)  66 

b g Teofilo - Sweet Home Alabama (Desert Prince)

7 9-7
92
7 9-7
92

Smart stayer for Andrew Balding 2 seasons ago but not at that level for Rod Millman last term, albeit catching the eye a few times. Low-key start for current yard and best watched for now.

Smart stayer for Andrew Balding 2 seasons ago but not at that level for Rod Millman last term, albeit catching the eye a few times. Low-key start for current yard and best watched for now.

Havana Beat Score: 353

6 (9)
511516-
iT
Purple, yellow chevron, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap (Five Horses Ltd)

Champagne Champ 182 

b g Champs Elysees - Maramba (Rainbow Quest)

5 9-5
90
5 9-5
90

Not entirely straightforward but did manage to win 3 times last season. Looks high enough in the weights now, though.

Not entirely straightforward but did manage to win 3 times last season. Looks high enough in the weights now, though.

Champagne Champ Score: 379

4
7 (8)
122/46-5
iT
Mauve, beige sleeves and cap (Mrs L M Sherwood)

Guard Of Honour (IRE)  98 

b g Galileo - Queen of France (Danehill)

6 9-4 b
89
6 9-4 b
89

Useful at best but lightly raced nowadays and hasn't gone on since returning for a lengthy absence.

Useful at best but lightly raced nowadays and hasn't gone on since returning for a lengthy absence.

Guard Of Honour Score: 368

8 (5)
32422-3
iT
Black, yellow stripe, purple sleeves, purple cap, yellow star (The Maple Street Partnership)

Rainbow Dreamer 14 

b g Aqlaam - Zamhrear (Singspiel)

4 8-12 v
85
4 8-12 v
85

Failed to get head in front on the level last year but subsequently made up into a fairly useful hurdler and not disgraced back on the Flat at Leicester 2 weeks ago. Up in trip and Ryan Moore booked.

Failed to get head in front on the level last year but subsequently made up into a fairly useful hurdler and not disgraced back on the Flat at Leicester 2 weeks ago. Up in trip and Ryan Moore booked.

Rainbow Dreamer Score: 414

3
9 (6)
32113-3
iT
Black, gold cross and stripe on cap (Kingsclere Racing Club)

Swashbuckle 30 

b g Dashing Blade - Inhibition (Nayef)

4 8-9
82
4 8-9
82

Two wins from 6 runs last year. Creditable third of 8 in handicap at Newcastle (16.2f, 4/1) 30 days ago. Not got many miles on the clock so may do better still.

Two wins from 6 runs last year. Creditable third of 8 in handicap at Newcastle (16.2f, 4/1) 30 days ago. Not got many miles on the clock so may do better still.

Swashbuckle Score: 450

1
Verdict

Star Rider has been tried over hurdles recently but was a dual winner on the Flat last season and needs respecting now back on the level. Alan King's Oceane was behind Hughie Morrison's mare at Goodwood last season but himself won two staying contests last term and can play a part here. However, preference is for the other Barbury Castle runner in the field, RAINBOW DREAMER, who was a likeable juvenile over hurdles, rated highly enough by connections compete at the Cheltenham Festival, and shaped up nicely on his return to the Flat at Leicester lately. Ryan Moore is an eye-catching booking in the saddle.

Verdict

OCEANE boasts some strong 4-y-o form and will be suited by the step back up in trip/return to turf. Star Rider is another with conditions to suit and finished in front of the selection at Goodwood last summer, while Swashbuckle has few miles on the clock so may do better still.

Previous Winners
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